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New Release Review! WANT ME ALWAYS by Lea Nolan (Heron Harbor #1)

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Title: Want Me Always
Author: Lea Nolan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Her mind says no…

Wren Donovan’s done with love. Betrayed and humiliated by her ex-fiancé, she retreats to her family’s beach house on Heron Harbor Island to lick her wounds and gorge herself on ice cream, spray cheese, and a box of glazed donuts. Wren vows to devote herself to her law career and swears off men forever, but she isn’t prepared for what being reunited with her oldest friend makes her feel…

His heart says yes, please…

Smith Connors can’t believe his eyes when Wren walks into his restaurant. He’s loved her since they were kids, when summertime found them inseparable best friends. As a boy, he’d never felt good enough for Wren. But now he’s a rising-star chef with a thriving business who knows what he wants—which means he’s not letting beautiful, brilliant Wren get away again.

Smith determines to show Wren how good they could be together, and soon neither of them can resist the heat growing between them. He’d do anything to earn her faith—and her heart, if only she could learn to trust again.

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Advance praise for Want Me Always:

“A heartfelt story that will make you laugh and swoon! The perfect feel-good read!” –Laura Kaye, NYT Bestselling Author

“A seaside reunion story that will have you believing that love heals heartbreak and truly transcends time.” ~ Christi Barth, USA Today bestselling author


I really enjoyed Wren and Smith’s story, and now I have an unreasonable craving for funnel cake…can Smith come on over and make me one? 😉

Want Me Always is a super sweet friends-to-lovers, starting over and learning to trust again, and (for Smith) finally realizing your teenage crush story–so much trope-y goodness in one package! I can honestly say that I’ve never read a grand gesture quite like this one–it was both adorable and unique, and boy, did it put a smile on my face 😀

Such a sweet story–and the start of a new series to boot! It looks like one of Wren’s sisters will star in the next, and I assume sister number three is coming–could I humbly request that Smith’s restaurant manager get his own book, too? Maybe even Brittney–the scene where they ragged on Smith to move on was very inspiring, IMHO… 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the Author:

Lea Nolan is a USA Today bestselling author who writes smart, witty contemporary stories filled with head-swooning, heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance. She also pens books for young adults featuring bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history.

Born and raised on Long Island, New York she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her heroically supportive husband and three brilliant children, she resides in Maryland where she cracks crabs and bakes ugly birthday cakes.

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